Underground Railroad Quilt Code

  • Location: The Archvies 178 McKellar Street
    Glencoe ON N0L 1M0
  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Telephone: 519-287-3897

Underground Railroad quilt code: fact or fiction with Micki Angyal

After the U.S. Congress passed the Compromise of 1850, the law forced free northern states to return escaped slaves. Conductors like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass led many escapees to Canada. The journey north was not easy. Secrecy was necessary for escape and information could only be passed by word of mouth, using codes, signs and signals created by slaves. One such code was using quilts. Various blocks in the quilts gave the slaves clues as to where they had to go.

Micki Angyal will select 10 quilt blocks and explain the code and meaning of each pattern that may have helped those travelling North.

Back To Top

What's Nearby

Activate This Map
Our Partners
Copyright © 2020 Tourism London. All Rights Reserved  •  Site Created by: Velocity Studio
See & Do

Activities & Attractions